Oct 14, 2012

Best DC-Area Wedding Vendors: Retrospect Band


Photo by Retrospect Band
As a new bride, it's my moral obligation to share my post wedding knowledge with the masses and hopefully reassure or guide even just one bride-to-be down a stress-alleviating path when it comes to at least one or two different vendor options. No matter what, the planning process can be and usually is incredibly stressful and at times frustrating. There are so many options available these days and so much  time and emotional energy is put into finding the perfect fill-in-the-blank vendor who understands who you are, what you want, and of course, what you can afford. Unfortunately, there are always going to be vendors that end up making your life even more stressful and ultimately aren't on the same page or wavelength as you at all. 

With that said, there are and were a few vendors that truly made our wedding the best day ever and also made the process leading up to the big event as easy and calming as possible. These vendors not only delivered the highest quality work, but made it exciting and wonderful to plan with them along the way. 

One of the best and arguably most important vendors we had was our band. Retrospect Band, was one of the first vendors I booked and one of the easiest and quickest decisions I made. Hiring this band is a no-brainer. We had booked them for my sister's wedding five years ago and got to know Larry Elliot, their band leader during that process. Larry and the band always deliver and are always consistent in their work and style. They are extremely accommodating, professional, and talented. They also have an amazing sense of how to gauge a crowd and play music to suite the mood.

Photo by Retrospect Band
The nine-piece band plays a wide-range of songs across several genres and knows how to excite and energize young and older people alike. The band consists of one male and two female lead vocalists, a three-piece rhythm sections and three-piece horn section. The entire room was dancing all evening and at the end of the evening every guest was feverishly chanting to the band to play just one more song. They played a fantastic mix of pop, rock, and soul music. The vocals and acoustics were perfect and the band members had the crowd going wild when they came out and performed in the middle of the dance floor.

There are plenty of talented bands out there that know how to play great music but Retrospect takes it an important step further. They know how to play great music that always has a universally-appealing beat that's easy, effortless, and fun for everyone to dance to. They have a great ability to choose music that is not just popular but has a consistent beat. They also know how to create an energetic set list that doesn't feel repetitive or stuck in one genre. Larry is also a fantastic MC and knows how to guide the evening with purpose and confidence. He always knows the what to say and when to say it and really helped set and move the pace of the evening along. These are crucial elements that help make a large scale event run smoothly.

They are truly worth every penny and a sure bet. We have worked with them in the past and have seen them before at many other weddings and are never disappointed and always impressed. 

So, if you are a bride-to-be or know one, let them know about this amazing vendor choice. They will make your wedding unforgettable and endlessly fun. Best of all, you will enjoy working with them and enjoy the peace of mind you will feel after booking them. They will help you create a perfect reception timeline and deliver everything they promise.

Thank you again to Larry Elliot and Retrospect for helping to create such a memorable evening.

Check them out on their Facebook page to learn more.






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